Talk Is Cheap

"You can run me, you can starve me, you can beat me and you can kill me. Just don't bore me." -Gunny Highway   You've probably observed by now that we want AgoraFest to be a festival of doing, not listening. We don't absolutely forbid lectures, but we discourage them. Why? Because they are almost [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on Talk Is Cheap

The Best Time To Plant A Tree

Was twenty years ago. Right, believe me, I get it. So we are playing catch up, in a lot of ways. I, like many, perhaps most of you, attended (I won't say was educated in) government schools. And I had to bust my ass intellectually in my 20's and 30's to make up for it. [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Kid Friendly, Science & Technology, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on The Best Time To Plant A Tree

The Earth Is A Harsh Mistress

"The Earth is just too small and fragile a basket for the human race to keep all its eggs in." - Heinlein "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program." - Larry Niven "Despite the campaign rhetoric, the bureaucracies--big business and big government--are here to stay. The centralization effort cannot be checked, [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Aerospace, Kid Friendly, Science & Technology, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on The Earth Is A Harsh Mistress

Frère Marce, Frère Marce, Brassez-vous?, Brassez-vous?

I wish I could tell you about the excellent beer that award winning Maître de Brassage Mark Johnson is planning to brew this year, but unfortunately I have taken a vow of silence and so I cannot tell you what it is. Which is too bad because this beer is one of the most highly [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Food and Drink, The Agora, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on Frère Marce, Frère Marce, Brassez-vous?, Brassez-vous?

Kobayashi Dhaba – आप भूखे नहीं जाएंगे

I know you have all been waiting for an update on Mr. Kobayashi's food plans for this year. Get ready - I think you are really going to like this! Mr. Kobayashi has been providing wood fire cooking at AgoraFest since, well, since the Vedic Age. This year he is expanding his operation by opening [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Food and Drink, The Agora, Updates|Comments Off on Kobayashi Dhaba – आप भूखे नहीं जाएंगे

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! Rhetoric, the art of writing and speaking persuasively, is an important skill. It's important in the meeting room when you want to convince your manager to go forward with your project. It's important in the market when you want to convince consumers to buy your goods or services. [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears

You Do Sell Books, Hmm? – What Do Those Look Like, Grapefruit?

"Print Is Dead." - McLuhan "McLuhan Is Dead." - The AgoraFest Bookstore That's right pals, due to overwhelming popular demand, the AgoraFest Bookstore is back again for its third year! • Radical Pamphlets • Collectible 1st Editions • Austrian Economics, Monetary Theory, History & Political Philosophy • Out-Of-Print Libertarian Paperbacks • Libertarian/Anarchist Themed Science Fiction [...]

By | August 13th, 2017|Kid Friendly, The Agora, Updates|Comments Off on You Do Sell Books, Hmm? – What Do Those Look Like, Grapefruit?